Chopping victim released from hospital

Chopping victim, Shem Sanghanoo, 25, who sustained multiple injuries last week when he was attacked in a row over a coconut, has been released from St Jude Hospital.

He was released Saturday at around noon.

Although grateful to be alive, Sanghanoo told St Lucia Times that he is in lots of pain.

He was thankful to the medical staff of St Jude Hospital for saving his life.

Sanghanoo told St Lucia Times that the doctors also managed to save his right hand.

However he disclosed that he will be unable to use the hand for about two years while it heals.

The chopping victim lamented that this would mean that he will be unable to work during that time.

He revealed that he does construction work and fishing.

Sanghanoo explained that he is currently saddled with a medical bill of $8000 which he believes should be paid by his attacker.

As far as he is concerned his attacker, who is currently on the run from the police, is being concealed by family members.

Sanghanoo said that  on leaving St Jude Hospital he went to stay at his sister’s residence because where he lives he constantly sees family members of the attacker.

He told St Lucia Times that every time he catches sight of them it drives him into a rage and to prevent such feelings he decided, on the advice of his own family members, to avoid such a situation.

One of the injured man’s relatives told St Lucia Times that according to reports from eyewitnesses,  at around noon on Monday, August 21, 2017, Sanghanoo had paid a known individual to pick some coconuts, when the individual took one of the coconuts without permission.

An argument ensued during which Sanghanoo sustained  lacerations to the right side of his neck and his right arm.

The victim has said that prior to the incident, he had no problem with his attacker.



  1. Bambi
    August 27, 2017 at 11:47 am

    For one coconut?

  2. Jay
    August 27, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    No one should take what does not belong to them. It’s sad but if everyone one takes one coconut …what will be left. The individual who took the coconut was wrong to steal and to additionally attack the owner. We all reap what we sow….

  3. Anonymous
    August 28, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    He should ok chop your neck off ……u no he didn’t chop u for a coconut .so say what really happen a whole bunch of vicious ppl …u no the lady told my cousin to take coconut. and after the lady told u to leave the boy alone
    u went and hit the coconut from his mouth he still didn’t do anything to u. he pick the coconut from the ground he started drinking it again and u still go hit it from his mouth and now u want to talk about if u see my family u will be upset …well get upset

  4. Anonymous
    August 28, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Now if you just take a moment and think of what transpired you see now that don’t make any sence look how you nearly lost your life for a coconut like seriously there are things people can over look you should over look that one coconut the man was drinking yes he should not Take it with out asking but come on you’ll are grown men resolve you’ll issue with out hurting one and other look now one is on the run and you cannot even work to take care of you needs this hole thing was stupid smh